PICTURES: Fire at Fort Dunree

The building pictured as the fire took hold.
The building pictured as the fire took hold.

These pictures show the damage caused to an outbuilding at Fort Dunree in Inishowen after a fire broke out on Monday.

The blaze at the building, in which the Officer’s Mess is located, began yesterday morning.

Flames engulf the building.

Flames engulf the building.

Manager of Fort Dunree, David Magee, said it took hold quickly, with the well-known and recognised outbuilding left ‘completely gutted.’ Thankfully, it did not spread elsewhere to other buildings on site and there were no injuries.

Investigations are ongoing and Fort Dunree remains open

David said the building, built in the 1930s, was one they had planned to restore in the future. He praised the ‘brilliant’ Buncrana Fire Service for their quick response to the fire.

The damage to the outbuilding, which contained the Officer's Mess, is evident.

The damage to the outbuilding, which contained the Officer's Mess, is evident.

The building was 'completely gutted' in the blaze.

The building was 'completely gutted' in the blaze.